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‘Guru’ (2007): My Problem with Biopics

Directed by: Mani Ratnam || Produced by: Mani Ratnam, G. Srinivasan Screenplay by: Mani Ratnam, Vijay Krishna Acharya || Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Ranganathan Madhavan, Vidya Balan Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Rajiv Menon || Edited by: A. Sreekar Prasad || Country: India || Language: Hindi Running Time: 162 minutes … Continue reading

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Roja’ (1992) & ‘Bombay’ (1995)

Directed by: Mani Ratnam || Produced by: Kailasam Balachander [1], S. Sriram, Mani Ratnam, Jhamu Sughand [2] Screenplay by: Mani Ratnam || Starring: Arvind Swami [1, 2], Madhoo Shah [1], Manisha Koirala [2] Music by: A. R. Rahman || Cinematography: Santosh Sivan [1], Rajiv Menon [2] || Edited by: Suresh Urs || Country: India || … Continue reading

‘The Orphanage’ (2007): Deaths in the Family

Directed by: J. A. Bayona || Produced by: Mar Targarona, Joaquín Padro, Álvaro Agustín Screenplay by: Sergio G. Sánchez || Starring: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Andrés Gertrudix, Edgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin Music by: Fernando Velázquez || Cinematography: Óscar Faura || Edited by: Elena Ruiz || Country: Spain, Mexico || … Continue reading

‘Troll’ (2022): All Your Favorite Hollywood Monster-Movie Cliches, but Norwegian

Directed by: Roar Uthaug || Produced by: Espen Horn, Kristian Strand Sinkerud Screenplay by: Espen Aukan || Starring: Ine Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Pål Richard Lunderby, Eric Vorenholt Music by: Johannes Ringen || Cinematography: Jallo Faber || Edited by: Christoffer Heie || Country: Norway || Language: Norwegian Running Time: … Continue reading

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (2022): Fresh Meat for the Grinder

Directed by: Edward Berger || Produced by: Daniel Brühl, Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert, Clive Barker, Marc Toberoff, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell Screenplay by: Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger || Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Hulk Music by: Volker Bertelmann || Cinematography: James Friend || Edited by: Sven Budelmann || Country: … Continue reading

‘Warriors of Future’ (2022): The Expansion of Mainland Blandness

Directed by: Ng Yuen-fai || Produced by: Louis Koo, Tang Wai-bat Screenplay by: Lau Ho-leung, Mak Tin-shu || Starring: Louis Koo, Sean Lau, Carina Lau, Philip Keung, Tse Kwan-ho, Nick Cheung Music by: Chan Kwong-wing || Cinematography: Ng Man-ching || Edited by: Wong Hoi, Luk Chi-ho || Country: Hong Kong || Language: Cantonese Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Ringu’ (1998): Watershed J-Horror and Its Many Bastard Children

Directed by: Hideo Nakata || Produced by: Shinya Kawai, Taka Ichise, Takenori Sento Screenplay by: Hideo Nakata || Starring: Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rikiya Otaka, Miki Nakatani, Yuko Takeuchi, Hitomi Sato, Yutaka Matsushige Music by: Kenji Kawai || Cinematography: Junichiro Hayashi || Edited by: Nobuyuki Takahashi || Country: Japan || Language: Japanese Running Time: 95 … Continue reading

‘Asuran’ (2019): Family Feuds, Gang Violence, & Land Grabs

Directed by: Vetrimaaran || Produced by: Kalaippuli S. Thanu Screenplay by: Vetrimaaran, Manimaran || Starring: Dhanush, Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam Music by: G. V. Prakash Kumar || Cinematography: Rajamani Velraj || Edited by: R. Ramar || Country: India || Language: Tamil Running Time: 140 minutes One of the more amusing aspects of the … Continue reading

‘Kantara’ (2022): Buffalo Races, Būta Kōlā, & Land Grabs

Directed by: Rishab Shetty || Produced by: Vijay Kiragandur Screenplay by: Rishab Shetty || Starring: Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar G, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Sapthami Gowda Music by: B. Ajaneesh Loknath || Cinematography: Arvind S. Kashyap || Edited by: K. M. Prakash, Pratheek Shetty || Country: India || Language: Kannada Running Time: 150 minutes One … Continue reading

‘Delhi Crime 2’ (2022): The City Where Conflict Never Sleeps

Created by: Richie Mehta || Written by: Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup, Ensia Mirza, Vidit Tripathi Directed by: Tanuj Chopra || Starring: Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Denzil Smith, Yashaswini Dayama, Tillotama Shome No. of Episodes: 5 (~240 minutes total) The debut standalone season of Delhi Crime (2019), created and directed by Richie … Continue reading